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kjntgr
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How many nights should I spend in Athens
So I have booked flights for Italy and Greece in May

My flight back to the US leaves out of Athens on a Monday afternoon

Question: how many days/nights should I dedicate to Athens?

I’ll be flying from Naples ITALY

Should I fly to Athens on Friday (giving me 3 nights) or maybe an early morning flight on Saturday giving me a full day and a half to see Athens?

Also, what part of the city should I stay?

Thanks


TigerGrl73
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re: How many nights should I spend in Athens
I did 3 before going to Crete. Keep in mind many things (shops and restaurants) are closed Sundays.

I stayed in Plaka at AthensWAS. It was on a pedestrian street and very central. I suggest that area or near Syntagma Square.


Drew Orleans
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re: How many nights should I spend in Athens
Personally I thought a day and a half was plenty. Depends on how long you like to stare and read in a museum, how long you want to just hang out at the sites you’ll visit and where you are staying. Almost everything is Athens is super close together. Not like Rome at all.


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Drew Orleans
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re: How many nights should I spend in Athens
True. Forgot about Sundays there
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kjntgr
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re: How many nights should I spend in Athens
Thanks guys

The shops are a major deal for me so maybe Friday to Monday


Fat Harry
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re: How many nights should I spend in Athens
No more than two nights in Athens for sure. Too many other places in Greece to go.


Penn
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re: How many nights should I spend in Athens
What Fat Harry said


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Drew Orleans
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re: How many nights should I spend in Athens
He’s flying directly there from Naples. Athens seems to be his only stop.


kjntgr
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re: How many nights should I spend in Athens
That could change

What are other good options?

SANTORINI?


TheIndulger
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re: How many nights should I spend in Athens
I mean it’s not the greatest place, but I don’t think it would kill you if you stayed there 3 days instead of 2


kjntgr
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re: How many nights should I spend in Athens
Athens or SANTORINI?


hungryone
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re: How many nights should I spend in Athens
Why Santorini? It's horribly over-touristed, overflowing with Brits looking for the sun. I'd go to Naxos.


Fun Bunch
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re: How many nights should I spend in Athens
I'm planning a Greece trip for this year and I've heard from multiple people to not spend more than a day and a half in Athens as it is kind of shitty.

Plan on going to Naxos and maybe one other island.


Paul Allen
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re: How many nights should I spend in Athens
Mykonos
Santorini
Crete

Can’t go wrong with those 3


kjntgr
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re: How many nights should I spend in Athens
Ive always heard santorini is a great place and very beautiful

Tell me of a better place

I’m open to suggestions


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kjntgr
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re: How many nights should I spend in Athens
I will definitely do this!

Thank u!


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kjntgr
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re: How many nights should I spend in Athens
I just did a quick google flight search and one way flights into Crete, Mykonos, Naxos are all over 800

Is there a cheaper way to get there?

Boat?
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TigerGrl73
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re: How many nights should I spend in Athens
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multiple people to not spend more than a day and a half in Athens as it is kind of shitty.


I loved Athens. I expected it to be dirty, and, well, "shitty," and it wasn't at all in my experience.


kjntgr
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re: How many nights should I spend in Athens
So many different opinions makes my job harder lol
This post was edited on 1/3 at 11:02 am


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Fun Bunch
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re: How many nights should I spend in Athens
quote:

I just did a quick google flight search and one way flights into Crete, Mykonos, Naxos are all over 800


Ha, no they aren't

You can get flights to most of the islands from Athens for less than 100 on multiple airlines, like RyanAir or Olympic. Are you using Google flights?

But yes, you can take a ferry for much cheaper it just takes longer. You can take a ferry from Athens to Naxos for like 60 bucks I think. Takes about 3.5 hours. I think Mykonos is like 4.5 hours, something like that.


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